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Holiday Heights 2018 at Bloedel

By Scott McDonald |

Holiday Hieghts 2018 at Bloedel Conservatory

Experience Holiday Heights 2018 at Bloedel Conservatory.

Discover a winter wonderland inside the Bloedel Conservatory during Holiday Heights 2018 with 150 free flying tropical birds, magical lights, holiday plant displays, festive music, photo ops, a scavenger hunt and much more.

December 14, 2018 – January 6, 2019 — 10am to 9pm daily, December 25 — Closed.

Lots of things to see and do at a family-friendly price!

 Regular admission rates apply.

Planning your visit

The main entrance to the Bloedel Conservatory is located off 33rd Avenue between Cambie and Main Streets.

Bloedel is wheelchair accessible and has a loaner wheelchair available. Designated as a heritage building, it is jointly operated by Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Botanical Garden Association. Together, these partners also operate VanDusen Botanical Garden.

While visiting, don’t miss VanDusen’s the Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden, open from December 1 to January 6. VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory are closer than you think. You can visit both attractions in the same day and enjoy a scenic walk (18 minutes), bike (8 minutes), or bus ride via W 33rd Ave (18 minutes) in between. See map here: https://goo.gl/maps/xoFRUm4kHhx

Bloedel Conservatory – A colourful escape, Montecristo Magazine

By Scott McDonald | Garden News , In The Press

The Bloedel Conservatory, a jewel in the city perched atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo by Joshua McVeity.
The Bloedel Conservatory, a jewel in the city perched atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo by Joshua McVeity.

The Bloedel Conservatory, a jewel in the city perched atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo by Joshua McVeity.

The Bloedel Conservatory — A colourful escape.

Story and photos by Joshua McVeity

Dreaming of a warm getaway this winter? You need go no further than Queen Elizabeth Park. Truly an oasis in the city, the Conservatory can brighten any day with its tropical clime, colourful flora, and the vivid plumage of its inhabitants. The conservatory for exotic plants and birds was saved from closure four years ago thanks to Friends of the Bloedel, a non-profit association formed by concerned citizens. Now under the wing of VanDusen Botanical Garden, the triodetic dome— honoured with a Places that Matter plaque from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation in 2012—is home to over 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 tropical plants from around the world.

The rest of the story can be read at: montecristomagazine.com/culture/the-bloedel-conservatory

 

Bloedel Conservatory

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Display Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Looking out the dome roof of the Bloedel Conservatory.

Bloedel Floral Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory contains three separate climatic zones under one roof: Tropical, Subtropical and Desert. It is home to more than 500 varieties of plants from around the world as well as more than 200 free-flying exotic birds.

Experience Bloedel Conservatory, a fun, family-friendly indoor attraction located at the peak of Vancouver in Queen Elizabeth Park. Discover 120 exotic birds and over 500 kinds of tropical plants inside the dome and then explore the fountains, gardens and sculptures around Queen Elizabeth Park.

Photo and Video Gallery

Garden Amenities

  • EVENT RENTALS
  • WEDDING RENTALS

Host a memorable eventBloedel Conservatory is an exotic setting for a cocktail party, anniversary celebration, fundraiser, birthday party or a wedding and can be booked for a reasonable fee seven days a week! Bloedel Conservatory is available for larger events (up to 150 people). Please phone 604-257-8584 for more details.Learn more about event rentals on Bloedel’s website.

Weddings under the domeWeddings are limited to a maximum of 30 people. A rental fee is charged per booked session. Two time slots are available – morning (before public opening) and evening (after public closing). Note that special licensing is required for food and alcohol and prices increase accordingly, and rice, confetti, candles and blowing bubbles are not permitted. Please phone 604-257-8584 to make a booking or for more information.Learn more about wedding rentals on Bloedel’s website.


vancouver.ca/Bloedel

Hours

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Check website for updates.

Features and Highlights

Plant Collections, Free Flying birds, Event Rentals, Wedding Rentals, Queen Elizabeth Park

Getting Here

4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BCLocated at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

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VanDusen Botanical Garden

By Scott McDonald | Arboretums , Botanical Garden , Cultural Garden , GardensBC-Member , Parks and Walking , Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Take a leisurely stroll down the Laburnum Walk.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Travel the botanical world in this unique, 55 acre (22 hectare) collection, right in the heart of Vancouver, BC.

Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver. Bring a picnic or dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and browse the gift shop.

VanDusen Garden summer 2017

Photo and Video Gallery

Garden Amenities

  • GUIDED TOURS
  • DINING
  • LEARN AT VANDUSEN
  • YOSEF WOSK LIBRARY

Guided tours are the best way to see and appreciate all the Garden has to offer. From April 1st through to the end of October, tours are offered daily by trained docent guides starting at 2 p.m., and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. In the winter months (Thanksgiving–March 31) guided tours offered only on Sundays at 2 p.m. Please note: all tours are weather permitting.See vandusengarden.org for more details.

Shaughnessy RestaurantThe Shaughnessy Restaurant is fine dining in the heart of Vancouver. Located in Garden Pavilion, Shaughnessy provides a retreat like no other. Casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas create the perfect background to your dining experience.Truffles Café at VanDusenTruffles, VanDusen’s casual cafe in the award-winning visitor centre, offers a stunning view of the Garden entrance area and Livingstone Lake. Its inside space accommodates 58 people; with an additional 40 seats on the patio. Aligning perfectly with the Visitor Centre’s ‘Living Building’ philosophy, Truffles offers Fair Trade coffees, handcrafted hot and cold beverages, locally-inspired epicurean entrées, flavourful lunch and snacks.Both feature seasonal patios.Visit our website to learn more about our food services.

VanDusen is part of Vancouver’s Pollinator Project.

VanDusen Botanical Garden is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the plant kingdom through public education and training in botany, horticulture, ecology, garden design and related fields.Take a course, and explore VanDusen’s educational opportunities for children and adults.See vandusengarden.org for more details.

Founded in 1976, and recently relocated to the new Visitor Centre, the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre is the largest public access botanical and horticultural library in western Canada.The library’s collection focuses on gardening in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and covers a wide range of topics including gardening techniques, selecting and growing ornamental plants, native floras from around the world, vegetable and herb gardening, pruning and training, North American ethnobotany, butterfly gardening, native plant gardening, flower arrangement, plant hunters, garden history, pests and diseases, garden design, gardens to visit, horticulture in urban environments, botany and plant ecology, plant conservation, literature in the garden, garden art, organic gardening, environmental science and much more.Learn more about the Yosef Wosk Library on their website.


vancouver.ca/Vandusen

Hours

See website for up to date hours and online ticket sales.

Features and Highlights

Events, Rentals, Hours and rates, Directions, Where to eat, Family activities, Membership, Bloom calendar

Getting Here

5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th) Vancouver, BCV6M 4H1

Region: Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Plan your trip – Explore British Columbia’s Gardens

Plan your trip! Explore British Columbia's Gardens

Let us help you plan your perfect British Columbia visit—we’ll show you the most beautiful Gardens to visit and other points of interest along the way.

Explore British Columbia Gardens today!​